The new year always brings new hope, and trend forecasters are quick to join the cause to predict positive future scenarios. However, our research indicated that the social investment and development sector remains in turmoil.
This year, Next Generation’s annual research report is seeing the light quite late in the year.
With good reason. The new year always brings new hope, and trend forecasters are quick to
join the cause to predict positive future scenarios. However, our research indicated that the social investment and development sector remains in turmoil.
Challenging Times The continuing economic crises have forced corporate social investors, grant-makers, donors and philanthropists to reconsider their contributions to society and social purpose organisations as well as their investment and development strategies. This refocus and reconsideration is compounded by increased expectations around transparency, accountability and questions have been asked regarding the effectiveness of grants, donations and corporate social investments. …
The growth of impact investors and in particular social enterprises, owned and headed up by innovative and brave young social entrepreneurs, combined with corporate social investors’ focus on enterprise development, provided the perfect mix for a blend of financial investments and instruments.
The days of funding out of a moral or compliance imperative are over; instead, development financing is seen as a good investment, providing valuable returns and commercial opportunity, while contributing to positive and sustainable development.
Extensive research report of trends, forecasts and impacts for the social investment and development sectors in Africa. Challenges, opportunities, impact and return on investment.
Grantmaking: Executive Summary of research report 2017/2018: Reflections and insights from Africa regarding the social investment and development sectors.
Grantmaking: Trends, forecasts and impacts – insights and reflections from Africa
This presentation follows on previous (2013,2014,2015) presentations and provides an overview of the latest trends as well insight into the future for social, community investment and development practitioners in South Africa.
2015 trends and forecasts corporate social investment and community development from Next Generation Consultants: Reana Rossouw